Arvo Pärt: Fratres

Arvo Pärt Fratres

Arvo Pärt: Fratres

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for saxophone quartet
Arvo Pärt
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Work introduction

Composed in Pärt's very own Tintinnabuli-style, Fratres allows many different settings because it is not bound to a specific timbre.

“The highest virtue of music, for me, lies outside of its mere sound. The particular timbre of an instrument is part of the music, but it is not the most important element. If it were, I would be surrendering to the essence of the music. Music must exist of itself … two, three notes … the essence must be there, independent of the instruments.” (Arvo Pärt)

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Arvo Pärt: Fratres

score and parts
for saxophone quartet , 10’

World première

Chiesa della Santa Croce, Torgiano (IT)
Main soloists:
Quartetto di sassofoni ALEA

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